Anyone who is a fan of dance music and all of the genres that fall under the general category of dance is well aware that dance music gets little to no exposure in the national media. What is a dance music fan to do?
Archive for January, 2004
Disco has never really gone away. This ultimate collection of disco classics, which never fail to pack any dance floor, is designed to take you back to some great disco memories. The DVD includes disco artists performing live on a European Disco television show.
Jennifer Lopez is one of the most infamously famous female entertainers of our time. This impressive DVD includes all of J Lo’s music videos, and she has incorporated an interview between each video to give it a more personal touch.
Pianist Erika Nickrenz, violinist Adela Peña, and cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio have been making beautiful music together since they were children. It was while they were students at Juilliard and well on their way to distinguished solo careers that they decided to form the Eroica Trio. Since winning the prestigious Naumburg Award in 1991, followed by a hugely successful Lincoln Center debut, the Grammy-nominated trio has become one of the most acclaimed chamber-music groups in the world.
Beethoven’s only opera was first heard in 1805 when it bore the title Leonore, the true name of the heroine who disguises herself as a man—Fidelio—to rescue her husband, a political prisoner. A second version appeared in 1806 and a further revision in May 1814, though the composer made further adjustments to the score for a performance in July of the same year.
Galleon is French musicians Gilles Luka and Phillippe Laurent. (Fellow rugby buddies for over 10 years, they named their duo after French football star Jerome Galleon.) Both producers in their own right, they got together two years ago and decided to introduce a new sound, a hybrid of pop, rock, and house, with an acoustic feeling.
This ultimate R&B album is the first anthology of Toni Braxton’s entire recording career. Ultimate has a decade of pop/R&B hits by one of the most recognizable voices in music history.
Nelly Furtado showed up on the scene in the fall of 2000 with the release of her acclaimed debut Whoa, Nelly! Radio tracks such as “I’m Like a Bird” and “Turn off the Light,” both top-10 hits on the Billboard singles charts, introduced listeners to a young Canadian, British Columbian by birth and Portuguese by heritage, who brought a self-styled vibrancy to the diverse music she whipped together: hip-hop, Portuguese fado, pop, soul, classical, Brazilian, dance, folk, Latin, and anything else that seemed expressive and alive to her.
Out of This World is a nuanced and impassioned collection of songs by Harold Arlen, one of America’s most beloved songwriters. McGovern’s impeccably rendered interpretations include favorites from Hollywood (“Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz, “The Man That Got Away” from A Star Is Born) and Broadway (“Come Rain or Come Shine” from St. Louis Woman, “A Sleepin’ Bee” from House of Flowers), as well as less frequently heard songs like “Let’s Take a Walk Around the Block” and “Don’t Like Goodbyes.
The Boy from Oz tells the dazzling, funny, and heartbreaking story of the great entertainer Peter Allen, from his humble beginnings growing up in the Australian outback through a meteoric rise to fame as an international star who would go on to sell out weeklong engagements at Radio City Music Hall.